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Lindquist & Vennum Partner Ansis Viksnins Certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the MSBA


MINNEAPOLIS – March 8, 2011 – Lindquist & Vennum LLP announces that Ansis Viksnins has been named a Board Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. The certification is administered by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. 

The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field and can use the designation of specialist to advertise their credentials. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Criminal Law Specialists, Real Property Law Specialists, Civil Trial Law Specialists and Labor and Employment Law Specialists. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys. More information about Certified Legal Specialists is available at 

Viksnins, a partner with Lindquist & Vennum, is chair of the firm’s Employment and Shareholder Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on business litigation matters with a particular emphasis on employment, shareholder, intellectual property, franchise and complex business disputes. Many of his cases involve difficult and hotly litigated allegations against employees, officers, directors and shareholders of businesses. He has extensive courtroom experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels. He also advises clients on a variety of employment law and risk management subjects. Viksnins earned his J.D. from Cornell University Law School. 


About Lindquist & Vennum LLP 

Lindquist & Vennum’s nearly 200 attorneys provide a full array of corporate finance, transactional and litigation services from offices in Minneapolis and Denver. The firm serves corporate, governmental and individual clients across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit

About The Minnesota State Bar Association 

With over 16,000 members, the MSBA is the state's largest and most influential voluntary organization of attorneys, providing continuing legal education and public service opportunities for lawyers, and assistance to the legal system. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Labor and Employment Law Specialists since 2009.

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